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. in the 1840s, when andrew jackson was the president, he opened up the white house, much to his chagrin, because it was trashed because of that, but he wanted popular people type of event, not a formal ball. >> you can watch the president inauguration at the white house, and monday, the public ceremony , but first his weekly radio address, where he talked about recent proposals for reducing gun violence he asked the american people to find out where their representatives stood. >> hi, everybody. i announced a series of concrete steps we should take to protect our children and community from gun violence, growing out of meetings held with more than 200 different groups, from parents and teachers, to law enforcement and sportsman, to religious leaders and mental health professionals. in the weeks ahead, i will do everything in my power to make them a reality. while we might not be able to protect every act of senseless violence, if there's anything we can do to reduce it it, if one life can be saved, we have the obligation to try. my administration is taking actions, strengthening back ru
washington, james madison, andrew jackson, theodore roosevelt, dwight eisenhower, ronald reagan and bill clinton. the game is a special case in his successful second term was so brief. it's interesting to note that only presidents who had a more successful second term than their first were james madison and andrew jackson. the following is an accounting of the president-elect did to a second term and the reasons for those failed for a troubled second term. for failed because of a water seems on unwinnable. jefferson, truman, johnson and bush were the foyer. also for a failed because of the economic crisis for failure to act and deter such a crises. these are jefferson, cleveland, coolidge, franklin roosevelt's and george bush. it failed due to their inability to lead congress for jefferson, monroe, grant, well some, truman, johnson, nixon and bush. franklin roosevelt and richard nixon. for he did not affect the philly communicate their agendas or initiatives for jefferson, monroe, grant in cleveland. obviously failure for second term president has been their inability to successfully wor
george washington, james madison, andrew jackson, theodore roosevelt, dwight eisenhower, ronald reagan and bill clinton. lincoln as its successful -- special case and that his second term was so brief. the it is interesting to note that only the president who had a more successful second term than their first was james madison and andrew jackson. the following is an accounting of the presidents elected to a second term, and the reasons for those that have experienced failed or troubled second terms. for failed because of a war that seemed unwinnable, or for lack of preparedness. jefferson, truman, johnson and bush were the four. also, for failed because of economic crisis for failure to act to deter such a crisis. these were jefferson, cleveland, coolidge, franklin roosevelt from the 37 downturn, and george bush. at failed due to their inability to lead congress were jefferson, monroe, grants, wilson, truman, johnson, nixon and bush. to failed due to hubris, franklin roosevelt, and richard nixon are the four who did not effectively communicate their agendas or initiatives were jefferso
was held there as well. andrew jackson, when he becomes president -- john quincy adams is also in the old house chamber -- andrew jackson, the man of the people, the great hero, the hero of the war of 1812, fighting in that last battle in new orleans that we are about to have the bicentennial of -- he draws a large crowd to washington, dc he becomes president in 1829, and he stands outside on the steps of the capital, and that begins a tradition from andrew jackson, to jimmy carter, of presidents of the united states standing on the east front steps of the capital. if you can imagine the capital, the capital, though -- capital's primary entrance is on the east front. e-book booking the other side is the front of the capital. -- people think the other side is the front of the capital. the capital has no front. the west front, looking down the mall, which is now a magnificent this do, did not look anything like that in the 19th century. that west front was not developed, nor was the mall developed. inaugurations were done on the east front, and that involves building a platform. because it
presence in that is andrew jackson. andrew jackson. now, jackson's wife, her name was rachael thompson. and when rachael donaldson was a young girl, a teenager, her father, a colonel, settled what we now know today as knocks well, national, a sell tennessee. and colonel nelson took a group of white settlers and the literally hacked territory out of the woods and fought indians and all that sort of stuff. and in the settlement rachael, his daughter, sort of became the debutante and if you will, the daughter of the most prominent and in the tennessee region. well, from rachael, it's a bit controversial because she does with a proper brought out to do. she, against a parents' wishes runs away and there's an older man who is a ne'er-do-well. his name is louis route are. it appears that he may have been visibly abusive with her. dispenses money. you know, is one thing after another, but he accuses her of all sorts of things. at the least mentally very abusive. so this is a big scandal. then she does with a proper grow back then ought not to do a second time. she leaves some. she leaves him
. give them a round of applause. [applause] some of you may have heard the story of andrew jackson's inaugural reception. partygoers got so rowdy, they broke expensive china. [laughter] i also want to thank the source for their outstanding entertainment. the u.s. navy see chanters and the guy who has been known to make pretty good music, mr. stevie wonder. [applause] i am delivering another speech tomorrow. so, tonight i am going to be pretty brief. there are a limited amount of good lines, and i do not want to use them all up tonight. my main purpose tonight is to say thank you. as i look out on the room, we have people of all walks of life. every state, city, suburb. eagle who have invested so much heart, soul, time, money, energy, and one of the things that made this campaign unique was the degree of investment and ownership people had in this common object of hours. you understood this was not just about the candidate. not just about joe biden or barack obama. this was about us. who we are as a nation. what values we cherish. how hard we are willing to fight to make sure those
. there is a director's cut. i cut 70,000 words out of andrew jackson. i don't know where they are now. this one was tough. let me answer this way. i think there -- it is a good sign, i choose to see it this way, when you are finished with something like this there are things you wish you had discussed which is all little bit more -- and i wish retrospect that i had looked at how the thought of edmund burke and jefferson intersected and clashed at various points because in many ways jefferson was burkeian, pragmatic, knew he had to deal with the world he founded, that unlike what thomas paine said we don't have it in our power to begin the world over again. we are always reforming and building and part of jefferson, totally pragmatic in that way, he said the nation should never take on more than the nation is ready to bear. in that sense he was quite pragmatic and then he had his moments when he would write to joseph priestley this whole chapter in the history of man is new. this hole expands is new and exuberant powers. my sense is the truth in the way he saw the world was he was driven by a se
the election. andrew jackson was first sworn in on the east side of the capitol building and ronald reagan the first on the west. the shortest inauguration dress was george washington's second. six presidents have taken the oath outside washington. george washington first in new york, and then in philadelphia. john adams in philadelphia. chester arthur in new york. teddy roosevelt in buffalo. calvin coolidge in plymouth, vermont, and l.b.j. in dallas. james polk's inauguration was the first to be covered using the telegraph and war enharding's parade was the first to use cars. buchanan's inauguration was the first one photographed and william mckin le's was the first filmed. hoover's was the first in a movie newsreel. the first to be televised was harry truman and the first streams in the internets was bill clinton's second. lincoln's parade was the first to include african-americans acknowledged wilson's was the first to include women. bad weather moved some indoors. grants touched it out in 16 degrees and jack kennedy in 20 degrees without an overcoat. f.d.r.'s inauguration was the first
. this is the major issue in the 1800 e. election, a major issue in the 1928 election, andrew jackson versus john quincy adams. this question of are we won nation, are we a bunch of states? this is what divided the federalists and antifederalists in supporting the constitution. it's what divided them into the republicans and the founding era and the whigs in to the republicans and democrats in the next generation. we have always had some people who see the united states primarily as a group of states and other people who see it as a union has administrative districts within that union and the idea of the founders had a coherent conditional of them felt the same thing i think requires you to pretend that they didn't have elections back then because that's a very elections were about to read different parties wanted different things. and generally, the southerners now where more confederated. the northerners saw this as a nation. hamilton very much. hamilton was almost a monarchist i think that there was with all of the founders there was a strong belief. when i read texas is trying to secede from
. this was the major issue in the 1800 election, major issue of the 1828 election, andrew jackson versus junk with the items. this question if i read one nation or of the adventures he? this is a divided federalists into antifederalists and supporting the constitution. it's a divided federalists and republicans, with divided the waves and democrats are the next generation. we've always had some people who see the united states primarily in compact with each other and other people who see it as a union and the state administrative districts union. the idea that the founders had a coherent position about state rights, the dolphins have the same thing requires you to pretend we didn't have elections back then because that's what their actions for about. different parties wanted different things. i think that generally the southerners were more confederated. they savas morrisey compact states. the northerners were more a nation. hamilton was almost a monarchists. i mean, hamilton saw this very much as a union. i think that there was about the founders the founders a strong belief. when i read tha
could get to new york. even andrew jackson, but the time you get real gross coming -- by the time you could get railroads, people were shocked by the amount of people who came to see him. that would be a small lumber today. -- a small number today. >> i have the pleasure of meeting you on the senate floor, when i took a trip with suffolk university garret. ever since that day, and have had the same question. -- i have had the same question. he came out with a book, defining the filibuster. however exactly do you feel with all of your experience on the filibuster -- how exactly do you feel with all your experience on the filibuster? >> there is a division between political scientists and historians about this. political science will look at the system and say, what is wrong with this. the historian will look at it and say, how to get this way -- how did it this way. we tend to be less active in suggesting changes to the system. floyd riddick said, the rules of the senate are perfect. what he meant by that was, the senators have exclusive control over writing their own rules. these are
election was a major issue in the 1828 election. that was andrew jackson versus john quincy adams. this question of, are we one nation or are we a bunch of states? this is what divided the federalist and anti-federalist in supportinsupportin g the constitution. is what divided the federalist with the republicans and the founding era. it divided the whig's. the republicans in the legs of the democrats of the next-generation. we have always had some people who see the united states primarily as a group of states in contact with each other and other people who see it as a union, and the administrative districts within that union. the idea that the founders had incoherent position about state rights. all of them thought the same thing, requires you to pretend that they didn't have elections back them. that is what their elections were about. >> host: antrum parties in different elections. >> guest: different parties wanted different things. i think generally the southerners were more confederated. they saw this mrsa compact and the northerners i think are more -- side is the nation. h
of andrew jackson. from washington, d.c., pulitzer prize winning journalist bob woodward, his latest book is called "the price of politics." in new york, michael beschloss, the histian for nbcews a authorf ma books including "presidential courage: brave leaders and how they changed america." finally robert caro, the pulitzer prize winning author of the biography of lyndon johnson. the most recent biography is called "the passage of power." i'm pleased to have all of them here as we broadcast on this inauguration day as we talk about the second term of president barack obama. i begin with robert caro. what is the challenge for presidents in a second term? >> challenge but a great opportunity when you're in the second term you have nothin mo to run for,no more elections. so what you're running for a place in history and you know if you do a great job you will have a great place in history. >> rose: and you never know what's coming though, as vietnam -- >> oh, it -- as i write now, the last line about lyndon johnson, when his second term starts with passing medicare, voting rights act, civil
a prolific author about andrew jackson now he's out with another best seller thomas jefferson. jon, thank you so much for coming on the show. walking contradiction is that an easy, quick way of summing up a man whose passions for personal liberty extended to obviously the contradiction as it relates to owning slaves, the issues of his own shyness and the pursuit of power and politician. i mean going through this, he seems to be everything to anyone who is searching for him to be like themselves. >> right. you know, one of the reasons why we're sitting here talking about him now. his capacity to speak to the best instincts and the worst in american life. there have been marvelous books rent by jefferson. we all look back in search of either inspiration or sanction. that's what happened with jefferson. one of the problems with jefferson was he was so eloquent and prolific for so long that you could quote him on any issue, the same thing with winston churchill and the bible. those are other examples. >> gavin: 60 years span of writing. someone who kept and saved all of his letters. because he kn
along roosevelt's first 100 days. teddy roosevelt's good times welcomes andrew jackson. none of them excel what got accomplished in that brief period of time, and i think there's a joy and pleasure in reading about it, but i think we still have things to learn. so, anyway, i thought if i took king and johnson together and used them, their relationship, their agreements, their disagreements, i would have slightly new prism to be able to look at why all this stuff happened in that period of time. there were many, many, many factors. when i talk with people, some will say, well, it was because jfk got and i would the country felt remorse and guilt. that was an element. it was because momentous grassroots civil rights movement was coming to a zenith of its power, and that civil rights movement, thousands of black men and women and a lot of supportive white citizens, was building toward a crescendo of pressure which dr. king could not resist, and lyndon johnson couldn't. they were constantly being pushed from below by people who wanted action. johnson becomes president on november 22, 196
the court or do you think the president did the same thing from andrew jackson to george bush. thank you for watching abc news >>> and that breaking news is happening tonight in fairfield where a massive fire has been burning. sky 7hd flew over the scene as flames tore through a populargo. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. dan ashley has the night off. this fire began just before 7:00 tonight at the original pepper belly's come tee club in fairfield. ama dates is there live with the latest. >> carolyn, take a look behind me and you can see how many firecrews are still out here four hours after the first call came in. a lot of the firecrews have left, but there are many on scene. tdy a comedy and variety theater is on the corner of texas street. take a look at what it looked like earlier when the fire first broke out. sky 7hd is high above the scene. the flames went through the roof. they have been able to contain the fire to just that building. when we got here it was burning so hot they could not stay. they had to go outside and fight this fire defensively. five alarms, seve
: in a group there was talk that andrew jackson was there and was taking him on saying tell the dream. >> guest: yes. i listened to lots of recordings of that speech and i never quite heard that. may be -- i want to believe that story. >> host: the reason i met dr. king is the cousin was staying in her home in chicago as a young girl when i was working for ebony magazine and dr. king would come by there and as a matter of fact i met him the day after he was hit in the head at age part. the story, you talk about it in the book about him being head -- hit in the head in illinois. did you meet dr. came? >> guest: i only saw him from a distance. i try tried to get as close as i could so i got to the foot of the lincoln memorial but the notion of this 19-year-old that i would actually shake hands with him, that would have been the thrill of my life. i only saw his. >> twice and both times i saw as a member of the crowd. he came to ucla when i was a student there and spoke so that was the other time in 1965, something like that. >> host: how did that impact you on the way home? you have this long jou
of unity. the most raccus was andrew jackson. when he got to the white house they were serving cider and people trashed the place. he slipped out the back of the executive mansion as it was called then and fled to alexandria and went to a tavern. he's tapped to be president. he took a barge to new york city and is sworn in. it's wrought with tradition. this is a time for the people to be glad that democracy works. the whole world is watching now. >> the longest inaugural was william henry harrison. >> he gave this long winded speech and got will. it was freezing weather. he died only a month later from his own inaugural. you don't want to be ranked below william henry harrison. >> what are you looking for tomorrow? >> most important is to have some kind of healing message. this is not a state of the union address. this is the president carefully reading lincoln's second inaugural, the poetry and language of it. i do think that barack obama, since the first one was historic for him, he may need to make this a historic speech. i was raise gun control. i would invoke women. the women br
in the atmosphere about him. jon meacham, three presidents that you know well now, andrew jackson, thomas jefferson and george bush 41. how do you assess the first term of barack obama. >> i think if president obama had somehow lost in november, he would have a very strong historical hand to play. because the prevention of more economic disaster in 2009 is something that is not fully appreciated in real time by people who are suffering, historian like that kind of thing. you could have an assessment of how he had done and he had done pretty well in doing that. and i think that that great historian, the gibbin of our time joe by i put it correctly when he said osama bin laden is dead and detroit is alive. it's been a difficult four years i agree with bob on health insurance. it's pretty good four years. at some point maybe to you charlie obama said if i'm a one term president i'd rather get this right than be a two term president. i don't want to say it's all downhill from here but so far if his biographers i think would have a favorable view of these four years. >> i think something else historian
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, president andrew jackson ordered the first use of federal troops to suppress a labor dispute. that should never take anything away from his solid record as a genocidal indian killer. >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. thank you for joins for "viewpoint." is it possible, could both house of congress and the white house actually come together and find a solution to one of our country's most contentious issues? according to president obama in las vegas today the timing couldn't be better. >> obama: the time has come for common sense comprehensive immigration reform. [ applause ] now is the time. >> john: actually it's way pastime for the 11 million undocumented immigrants already living and working in this country. and way too ahead of its time for tea party republicans who never heard of an undocumented immigrant that they didn't want deported but thanks to the president's overwhelming support from latino voters last november, republicans now seem willing to at least pretend to deal with the issue. as we reported last night a gang of six in the house is work on an immigration bill.
. [ applause ] now, some of you may have heard the story of andrew jackson's inaugural reception. party goers got so rowdy they broke several thousands dollars worth of white house china. so my first big thank you tonight is to the national building museum for hosting us. here. i also want to thank the source for their outstanding entertainment, the u.s. navy sea chanters. [ applause ] and a guy who is known to make pretty good music, mr. stevie wonder. [ applause ] i'm delivering another speech tomorrow. so, tonight i'm going to be pretty brief because, you know, there are limited amount of good lines and you don't want to use them all up tonight. my main purpose tonight is just to say thank you. as i look out on the room, we have got people from every walk of life. every corner and nook and cranny of this country. every state, every city, every suburb. people who have invested so much heart and soul and time, money, energy. you know, one of the things that made this
to even talk to some of the guys coming in, namely john adams, jefferson, john quincy adams and andrew jackson. >> it's a big marker the way the presidency and even the inauguration as a major reflection of the american presidency in american culture has shown the development of the idea of america across times. the very beginning and the first couple of decades this is probably the most rancorous period of american politics in our history where you have the guys going together in the battles for the white house. whereas we might be more negative about the tenor of political debate niece days but in the end it -- these days but in the end it comes down to a peaceful transition of what you'll see today. the jowndz tones are gone -- the undertones are gone. >> it's completely evolved from a ceremonial standpoint. from washington there were a few people and as we moved through the centuries, wow. hollywood is here. it's a big evolution over time. >> colonial williamsburg we like to talk about the idea of america, a lot about the founding principles. here is where you actually see it being
second term will already have begun. since martin van buren and andrew jackson traveled by carriage in 1887 it's become tradition for the president to escort the president elect from the white house to the capitol for the white house ceremony. while that happened four years ago, it won't be the case monday as the president becomes the 21st president inaugurated to a second term. it will be hard to match the euphoria of four years ago as barack obama walked through the capital, nearly 2 million people anxiously stood by to witness history. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> with the completion of the oath, the new president is greeted with the traditional 21-gun salute hail to the chief, and the majesty and responsibility of the most powerful office on earth. a presidential inauguration can set the tone for an entire four-year term with consequences that make an indelible mark on history. so let's take a look at some of the most consequential inaugurations of the past with the help of presidential historian and cbs consultant douglas
rated indoors. andrew jackson when he becomes president. adams is in the old house chamber. andrew jackson is the man of the people. he's the great hero. he fight that is last battle at new orleans we're about to have the buy centennial of. and he draws a very large crowd to washington, d.c. when he becomes president in 1829. so he stands outside on the steps of the capitol. and that begins a tradition from andrew jackson to jimmy carter of presidents of the united states standing on the east front steps of the capitol. if you've been to the capitol, the capitol's primary entrance, it's major stairs are the east front facing to us the supreme court and the library of congress. people think the other side is the front of the capitol. it has no back. because nobody wants an office on the back of the capitol. looking down the mall when is magnificent didn't look anything like that in the 19th century that whole west front wasn't established. so naug races were done on the east front. but that involved building a platform. because it got bigger and bigger because you were accommodating
or perhaps because of the scandal. the masses loved the great commoner, andrew jackson. some-aiz -- some of his opponents had bad mouthed little peg and his wife, wanted to oppose him. so jackson reaches out to his kitchen cabinet about the only member of his inner circle who didn't say bad things about peg and gets that person to run in his place. that's martin van buren, the little magician, as they called him. otherwise ratherrer relevant politician. martin van buren is happened picked by jackson to continue his legacy. martin van buren wins. and jackson picks him because he's the only ally to jackson who doesn't treat peg bad. why is van buren who doesn't mind peg being around? van buren was a widower. [laughter] so it ties into that cabinet wives/petticoat government. so little peg, having a whore in the white house affected the outcome of a presidential election in 1836. bizarre. so here's the punchline at the end. eaton dies, the secretary of war. he's older than little peg. and he did well financially, is so little peg does well in washington, d.c. as this extravagant bid toe tha
of andrew jackson's magnolia trees is right outside the window. >> and the last room that we went into was a bedroom. >> reporter: it was jackie kennedy's bedroom. >> i learned later it was mrs. kennedy's bedroom. it was blue, pale blue, i remember. i felt the president getting closer and closer to me. looked me right in the eyes and i actually -- he then put his hands on my shoulders and sort of guided me down to the edge of the bed, sort of the corner of the bed. and i think he may have even said to me, is this all right? is this okay? i don't really think i knew what he was talking about. what i felt was is what okay? i didn't really know what was about to happen. and then what did happen was i lost my virginity right there. then i think i went a little bit into shock. not into painful shock but just into just utter surprise. >> reporter: did he realize that you were a virgin? >> i think he did because he kept asking me if i was all right, and i was all right. i don't -- there was not a lot of conversation. >> reporter: here you are a young woman. you've never had sexual relati
'd have a strong president. andrew jackson or abraham lincoln. in the 20th century, teddy roosevelt changes that. at one point roosevelt is pushing through some piece of legislation and people were telling him he can't do it, and he gets out a copy of the constitution and he holds up article ii and he says show me here why i can't do this. i think that become the assumption of presidents in the 20th century. if quur you're not specifically prevented from doing it, you can do it. wilson builds on the power of the president, the precedent that teddy roosevelt established. it's franklin roosevelt and the experience during world war ii that really changes the nature of the office and it's the cold war. the greatest expansion in presidential power throughout our history has taken place during times of war. what happens during the cold war is war is institutionalized. we live in a time of permanent war. it's the president's role as commander in chief that leads to not only the creation of this great apparatus around the executive, but also the expansion of power. this is the one elected p
in the administration of the andrew jackson. first key helped taney become the u.s. attorney general and then the secretary of the treasury and then in 1836, the chief justice of the supreme court. roger tawney went on to right the dred scott digs in the 1857 which effectively legalized slavery and hastened the coming of the civil war. to key and tawnye were inseparable and influential and important in a way totally forgotten. in washington there is key bridge which crosses the potomac river, right by where it is a park that where key used to live, his house. in the park there is lots of exhibts devoted to him. and there is one that says key was active in anti-slavery causes. and this is flat wrong. it is completely wrong. it would be much more accurate to say key was active in suppressing anti-slavery causes. part of the point of this book to remind people of all the things we really don't want to remember about our own history. so this is a book, also a book about the real francis scott key. but i don't want to give the wrong impression. this book is not a polemical book. it is not
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